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Thread: The 2014 draft just got deeper... Hands off the 1st round pick Colangelo!

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    Default The 2014 draft just got deeper... Hands off the 1st round pick Colangelo!

    With no post season to talk about and no draft to look forward to this season, the 2014 draft has suddenly become much more interesting. Like most Raptor fans, hope in the future is all I have.


    Anyways, if Colangelo touches the 2014 draft pick, I'll lose my shit. It is looking to be one of the deeper drafts in recent years headlined by Canada's own Andrew Wiggins.


    Something phenomenal and way out of the ordinary happened this week though. Marcus Smart, widely thought to be a top 5 pick (top 3 say some), decided to stay in school.

    I am aware of how much money I am giving up. I am aware of that.

    ó Marcus Smart
    "I feel like making that decision and giving up that much money showed me the true colors of some people in my life and the people close to me," he said. "It showed the true colors of how they really think and how they really feel of me."

    Source: Grantland.com


    The article is worth the click. Very cool story and rare maturity displayed by Smart.


    When looking at the 2013 draft, it helps take a little bit more of the sting away of not having a pick this season and seeing 2014 get that much stronger.
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    Yeah, I saw that about Smart. Definitely a surprising decision not to declare. Given the strength of next year's class it's a pretty risky move.

    As for the Raps, not really sure what I'd want to happen with next year's pick. I want it to add talent to the team, and talent that fits in the long-term, not just a band-aid. If that happens to be in a good trade, I'll accept that...but if BC just throws the pick around trying to shed Bargs or trying to acquire something like a backup big or PG, I'll be beyond disappointed.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Yeah, I saw that about Smart. Definitely a surprising decision not to declare. Given the strength of next year's class it's a pretty risky move.

    As for the Raps, not really sure what I'd want to happen with next year's pick. I want it to add talent to the team, and talent that fits in the long-term, not just a band-aid. If that happens to be in a good trade, I'll accept that...but if BC just throws the pick around trying to shed Bargs or trying to acquire something like a backup big or PG, I'll be beyond disappointed.
    I don't think the guys care too much about where and what position they get drafted, especially if they stay back to improve their game. With so many late-1st-round gems emerging in the past few years, unless you're the #1 overall pick, being drafted later rather than sooner shouldn't cause too much of a problem.
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    I am not sure about that. The first two years are the only thing guaranteed for a first round pick. The difference between 3rd and 13th in guaranteed money is $7.1 and $3.2m. With the 3rd and 4th year options picked up the spread only gets wider.

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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    I don't think the guys care too much about where and what position they get drafted, especially if they stay back to improve their game. With so many late-1st-round gems emerging in the past few years, unless you're the #1 overall pick, being drafted later rather than sooner shouldn't cause too much of a problem.
    The issue is money...If he had gone top 5 or top 3, he would make significantly more than he will if he slides down. I don't think he cares because of ego or anything, but it can be a difference of several million dollars over the length of the deal.

    *Hadn't gotten to Matt52's post yet, with some numbers in it to show just how significant a difference it can be.

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